GLSA-201310-14 : Groff: Multiple Vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201310-14
(Groff: Multiple Vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Groff. Please review
the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact :

A context-dependent attacker could perform symlink attacks to overwrite
arbitrary files with the privileges of the user running the application.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-201310-14.xml

Solution :

All Groff users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-apps/groff-1.22.2'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.4
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.6
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 70649 ()

Bugtraq ID: 36381
53937
53940

CVE ID: CVE-2009-5044
CVE-2009-5078
CVE-2009-5079
CVE-2009-5080
CVE-2009-5081
CVE-2009-5082